In one evening we were able to squeeze in about 3 1/2 hours of dance covering technique, drills, combos, choreography and comparison between American style and Egyptian style bellydance. And a comment on the choreography portion -- wow, these ladies worked!
One of the simple exercises we practiced was switching our posture and alignment between the two different styles to produce a different movement result, feeling and thus look. It all seems pretty simple on paper but once you actually try it -- it's a whole different story. Like everything, it takes a lot of practice to make it look smooth and effortless.
There wasn't nearly enough time to include everything I would have liked but maybe in the future we can actually do a more extended version, like our original Bellydance Bootcamp weekends!
Thank you everyone who made it out to my classes. It was such a treat to see your faces and work with you again. I hope it's not to long before I see you again!
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